|Children's Center awarded grant|
The University Children’s Center (UCC) is one of twenty child care centers chosen statewide to participate in the North Dakota Child Care Enhancement Project for Centers (CCEP), administered by the North Dakota Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency.
Benefits of the Child Care Enhancement Project for Centers:
• Over the next year, the UCC director will be one of the first North Dakota directors to earn a nationally recognized Center Director Credential by completing Aim4Excellence, an online course specifically designed for center managers. An informational video can be viewed at http://aim4excellence.nl.edu
• The assistant teacher at UCC will receive a full scholarship and support to obtain the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.
• All staff will receive unlimited free training for all child care through CCR&R’s on-demand, online child care training.
• The UCC center director and staff will receive guidance and support from CCR&R’s team of consultants in the following areas: training, professional development, health and safety practices, and business planning. UCC will also receive $9,500 in incentives to support the implementation of a Business Plan.
This is a major undertaking for UCC and exemplifies the commitment to the children they serve. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting endeavor and the positive impact it will have on campus childcare, attend a one-hour information session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the Children’s Center. If you would like further information regarding Child Care Resource and Referral, visit their web site at www.ndchildcare.org.
-- Jo-Anne Yearwood, Director, University Children's Center, email@example.com, 777-3947